Miniature Photoelectric Sensors offer 5 sensing modes.

Press Release Summary:

Set up with pushbutton teach, 6K Miniature Sensors provide reliable position detection independent of material or surface characteristics. Units are available with background suppression, diffuse, retroreflective, through-beam, and contrast modes, with through-beam mode offering up to 18 m range. IP67, IP69, and Ecolab approved, distance measuring sensors include reverse polarity and short circuit protection. Connections are made by cable and M8 3-pin or M8 4-pin quick disconnect.

Original Press Release:

Balluff Releases New Miniature Photoelectric Sensors

Florence, KY -- Even though they are compact in size, Balluff's second generation line of 6K miniature sensors provides extensive capabilities in solving the toughest applications.  These distance measuring sensors now offer longer sensing ranges, better resolution, and higher repeatability. Five sensing modes are available including background suppression, diffuse, retroreflective, through-beam and contrast.

Not only does the small size provide flexibility in installation, but set up is easy with the simple pushbutton teach.  Connections are made by cable, M8 three-pin or M8 four-pin quick disconnect and all versions are now IP67, IP69, and Ecolab approved.

Built to Balluff's high standards, the 6K sensors offer reverse polarity protection and short circuit protection.  Balluff's attention to quality, superior sensor design and performance means better reliability, less downtime and higher productivity.


Miniature housing for mounting in space limited applications

Reliable position detection independent of material or surface characteristics

Flexible integration with invertible configurable outputs and easy configuration with pushbuttons

Precise and dependable measurement with high repeatability and good resolution


Higher resolution and longer ranges - up to 18 m range with through-beam

Red light or laser for easy setup

Scalable voltage analog output

PNP/NPN, NO/NC discrete output with window function

IP69K / ECOLAB certified

See Balluff's complete photoelectric sensor offering at:

About Balluff:

Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers, RFID systems, and networking products.  Balluff products for OEM and factory floor solutions are used to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences for industries including: metalworking, automotive, plastics, material handling, wood processing, aerospace, alternative energy, medical, electrical, and electronics.

In Canada only, contact

Stephanie Vista


Balluff Canada

2840 Argentia Road, Unit # 2

Mississauga, ON  L5N 8G4

Phone 1-800-927-9654


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